Posts Tagged ‘AT’
AT to Help with Wearing a Mask!
[Image description: the featured image of this video is of Jen Mullins, a white woman who has her wavy, brown hair up in a ponytail. Jen is smiling under a floral printed mask and is holding a silicone mask insert on the outside of her mask while holding up a thumbs up. Note: the silicone…Read More
3-D Printed AT for Writing, Painting, and Drawing (with Jen)!
[The featured image of the video above is of Jen Mullins, a white woman with long, brown, wavy hair. Jen is smiling and wearing a coral-colored cardigan and black shirt underneath. In one hand, she is holding a Palm Pen Holder device that is holding a paintbrush. In her other hand, Jen is pointing at…Read More
New Accessibility Features for iPhone, iPad, & More-Coming this Fall!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff This past Monday Apple announced that it will be releasing its iOS 14 update in the fall. Note: OS is the abbreviation for operating system. In general, an OS is the software that runs your device. I’ve been learning about some of the new accessibility settings that are included…Read More
AT for Gardening: Containers and Beds
By Aimee Sterk, LMSW, MATP Staff I’ve been a gardener for years and a vegetable gardener for at least a decade. I joined a vegetable garden farm share program about 20 years ago and loved the fresh veggies from down the road and began exploring some easy options to grow some myself. My farm share…Read More
Part 2: AT for Cutting Without Cuts!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff In the video linked to this post, I share about a few more AT devices and strategies that might make cutting up food in the kitchen safer and more accessible. Below are the devices from the video along with links where you might find the devices online. Please…Read More
AT for Cutting Without Cuts in the Kitchen: a Vlog!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff Due to precautions related Covid-19, many of us are cooking from home more. For someone whose disability impacts their vision, fine motor, hand dexterity, and upper body strength and coordination, cutting and chopping food can be challenging. Assistive Technology (AT) devices are available that may help. In the…Read More
Wearable AT for Navigation!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff In a previous AT blog post, I shared that I have a disability that impacts my ability to navigate. When I walk, bike, drive, etc., without my GPS, I can’t work out where I am or how I need to get where I need to go. More than…Read More
DIY Light Up Cane!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff Recently, I got to meet and talk with Alisa Grishman of Access Mob Pittsburgh (AMP). Alisa is the inventor of the “Light Up Cane”; although she says that she’s not an inventor and just “had a good idea”. Sure sounds like an inventor to me! The Light Up…Read More
Frida Kahlo used Assistive Technology!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff Renown Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has been one of my favorite artists since I was a young girl. A few years ago, I was excited to learn that Kahlo also had disabilities and she shared about them in her art and writing; in this way, she has inspired…Read More
Representation in Fashion
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff In my last two blog posts, Access Moves Fashion Forward! and Taking Steps Towards Access in Footwear!, I wrote about how the things that we wear are being designed with access in mind for more and more people. In this post, I share about how clothing, footwear, and…Read More